SketchUp is considered as a most recognized and exceptional software for 3D architectural designing. It is known as the “pencil” in CG designing industry because it is user-friendly and feature-rich.
EasternGraphics has developed Sedus Sketch. It is a useful sketchup extension that can be used to download separately configured Sedus seating and office furniture products.
This useful sketchup tutorial is presented by Bright Agrotech. The video will introduce you the detailed processes for making the layout design of ZipGrow Towers in sketchup.
Reallusion and Polycount are jointly organizing the 2016 Game Character Design Contest toward all 3D artists, animators and game developers.
ArtVPS recently launched SHADERLIGHT 2016 (4.0) with some new and advanced features. SHADERLIGHT 2016 (4.0) completely supports sketchup 2016 (sketchup make and sketchup pro).
W Design Corp presents an exclusive sketchup tutorial for global sketchup users. This sketchup video is based on Texture Mapping (UV) in Sketchup.
Chaos Group Recently Released V-ray 3.4 for 3ds Max that is known as V-Ray Denoiser. This newly launched v-ray software can automate the process for eliminating noise as well as reducing render time half of the actual timing.
Jeando for De Luminae is the creator of Camera Spiral for sketchup. This sketchup extension only supports sketchup 2016 as well as Mac OS X, Windows platform.
Sushi 8 Studios develops PlayUp Tools for sketchup. This useful sketchup extension facilitates the sketchup users to generate and export content to a 3D game engine.
EasternGraphics, a renowned software company, develops Sedus Sketch, a free extension for sketchup.
This nice sketchup v-ray tutorial is presented by W design corp. This v-ray tutorial will provide step-by-step guidance on how to grid materials in v-ray for sketchup.
Nvidia just declared that the developers can now directly access Iray rendering engine technology for the first time in their life.
Chaos Group announces the V-Ray for Revit Public Beta. Intelligently integrated into Autodesk Revit, V-Ray’s core rendering technology has been tailored to meet the needs of architects at all stages of the design process – from concepting to VR.
Chaos Group Labs releases a free virtual reality (VR) guide that teaches artists how to create successful VR projects with pre-rendered content and V-Ray.
SEA-Tech, a recognized port handling and engineering company having expertize in transportation, warehousing, and other port related works, has applied sketchup to make the port logistics process superior.
Style Builder is new software to create your own unique styles that you can use and share for SketchUp. You can use strokes drawn in any medium (oil pastel, quill pen, burnt stick) to make your model look hand-rendered.
The stories which are my personal favorite, that are included in the 3D printing space are the ones that focus on mainly showcasing the technology to the students all over the world.
There are several of things that are awesome about 3D printing. It gives us the potentiality to hold any level of complication. It ensures pinpoint accuracy.
Trimble has announced that it is assisting the new construction modeling workflows with the grater integration between Bentley Systems' AECOsim Building Designer software and Trimble's Vulcan sheet metal cutting software for the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) market.
3Dponics Inc., maker of the first-ever 3D-printable hydroponics system, is all set to release its first MakerBot-Ready App: the 3Dponics Customizer.
The 3D printed hydroponics system is now the subject to discuss. With the aim of making “open source learning”, 3DPonics has sustained to enlarge upon their designs, because of the open source community of developers who have taken part in the project.
Trimble recently brings new updates to its online 3D Warehouse platform to optimize the process for distributing and downloading free 3D models and materials.
SketchUp is an outstanding tool for designing kitchen cabinets. The free version has abundance of strong features, and even professionals with access to $30,000 cabinet design software regularly use it.
Java-based open source Art of Illusion, a free 3d modeling, rendering & animation studio, can transform your creativeness to the next level.
The process of importing Google earth parcel and/or map into sketchup is pretty seamless (probably as a result of once Google initial non-heritable sketchup they were hoping to use it to populate the 3d buildings in Google earth).
In addition to operating with 3D models, Google SketchUp supports regular second photos within the JPEG, PNG, PSD, BMP and TIF image formats.
The 3D Warehouse could be a large assortment of 3D models that's searchable and, most significantly, free for everybody to use.
The technology is making a sea change in the functionalities of the various tools & software which are considered as the inherent part of the advanced architectural modeling.
Lithuania based Neurotechnology, having expertise in developing precision imaging software, recently introduced SentiSculpt Software Development Kit (SDK).
Preparing a custom project is not so easy. There is a requirement to ready every single part always. The project can be created custom.
Smoothie-3D, an exclusive free 3d modeling software that produces 3d printable smoothest 3d models. These 3d models can be used for advertising, 3D visualization, 3D games, web and any other field belongs to 3D design.
VisualARQ is a useful free-form architectural software for Rhinoceros that can generate architectural interiors instantly.
An exclusive online video training course on sketchup 2015 conducted by Linda. George Maestri will perform as the course instructor.
Gravity, a London based studio, is going to introduce an augmented reality app alias Lego X to produce digital (and scalable) models of your design in reality through the use of location-mapping and gyroscopic sensors.
The Chinese construction firm that astonished the world last Gregorian calendar month by making 3D printing ten homes from second-hand concrete in twenty four hours...
You can find it in the market now. Earlier we have heard about 3D printed jewellery. But those were all for women. This time it is for men have some of those collections with the attires.
In the hand-drawn visualization, it is not for all time, looked like it is completed. Here, the designers have to styling the SketchUp control show and the settings which changes the way the model appears.
Emirates 24/7 brings us some of the amazing gadgets some of which we cannot even visualize, a pen that recharge the cell phone or a wallet that alert you while lifting or it can even track the spot or a DVR recording TV programme.
Los Angeles is now energetic with plethora of animation actions. The lo-fi absurdist animator David O’Reilly will be given the compliment and a mark of respect at the REDCAT theatre at Disney Music Hall downtown
Rendering the computer is a tedious job. Sean Wagstaff, a wizard in 3D technical directorship and visual effect, ProViz Tech Marketing at NVIDIA has some handy experience on it
The SketchUp, and 3D modelling software, which suppose to be an antidote to do the complicated, expensive CAD software -- Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD or ArchiCAD.
A leading service provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality, recently proclaimed that SightSpace View, its Trimble SketchUp plugin and companion mobile app that quickly and easily deploys designs to mobile
There are so many attractive technique to advance the performance, as well as strength and sturdiness, of a 3D printer.
Recently some significant changes are taken place in geological surveys with the introduction of drones and Digital photogrammetry that can substitute the old manual process of 2d mapping with 3d printed models.
The Delaware Division of Libraries declares the availability of Delaware Libraries Inspiration Space.
Imagine a residential estate which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more
The Japanese engineering spirit is great. Around 60 mini 4WD fans including children and professional car designers assembled Kashiwanoha KOIL to race their miniature cars customized by 3D printers and laser cutters.
Twilight render is a photo-rendering plug in of Trimble SketchUp. Twilight puts power directly into Sketchup, making the model lively.
The first ever open source, digitally-printed 3D house alias WikiHouse is going to be constructed in central London. Arup engineers has developed this two-storied, two-bedroom house.
BIMobject® declares the availability of the latest app, BIMobject® App 2.0 for Trimble Sketchup. This newest application can be downloaded from the Trimble Sketchup Extension Warehouse.
Thomas Bleicher and Robin de Jongh have jointly published the 2nd edition of the exclusive book alias ‘SketchUp 2014 for Architectural Visualization’.
The computer aided designs (CAD) software program enables a designer to shape their models. One of the best among is TinkerCAD.
Getting started with SketchUp is a matter of getting familiar with the workspace and some simple navigational shortcuts.
As 3D printing has become a more viable pastime for the technologically inclined, there’s a similarly growing need for quick, easy, and accurate 3D modeling.
Trimble is proud to be a participant in the first-ever White House Maker Faire, held today to showcase the Maker Movement — tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who promote entrepreneurship and innovation — and the tools and technologies they rely on to do so.
3D Printing maven and inventor Richard Horne released 4 new 3D printers today sharing the files for them so that anyone can use these designs.
Basic Course organized by the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Forlì in collaboration with Visuall SRL.S. have been recognized, no. CFP 6 from CNAPPC.
Lets face it – desktop 3D printers are far from meeting the standards of the average consumer.
A year after Pam Davis' Google Apps class documented historic locations on Daufuskie Island, 150 of her students re-created historic landmarks closer to home.
3D modeling represents next frontiers in technology and French startup Sketchfab wants to make it more accessible to the average internet user.
Rotary Lift is expanding the digital offerings available through its free assistPRO professional facility planning assistance service.
The Boulder-based developers of SketchUp set off to build a 3-D modeling software program, they sought to create an application that would make 3-D modeling more accessible and they wanted to make a living in return.
The small world of animation seen 3D printing with kindness. Gradually emerging projects and the web will quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the possibilities offered by these new tools of choice are 3D printers.
3D printing in schools has only recently become a reality. While there are many schools around the world that have already had the opportunity to bring 3D printers into their classrooms, the majority of schools are not quite there yet.
After years of working with universities to develop interactive maps and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop energy assessment software, Concept 3D is setting off to explore new territory.
Trimble announced today the release of Trimble® Scan Explorer Extension for SketchUp Pro; a powerful, easy-to-use tool enabling architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data.
Limitless Computing Inc. of Boulder, Colo., a provider of 3D augmented mobile reality, announces the immediate availability of SightSpace View, its Trimble SketchUp plugin and companion mobile app created to quickly and easily deploy designs to mobile.
This SketchUp training course teaches you how to use this 3D modeling program designed for architects, engineers, designers. SketchUp comes in two versions, a free and paid version.
The teens in Brian Cohen's math classes love to use SketchUp 8 for 3D modeling. They design their dream houses, then dive into the algebra and geometry problems their own imaginations create.
I’m currently working on a variation on L & J. G. Stickley’s No. 220 prairie settle. The settle’s three sides consist of frame and panels. Because I’m building a shorter version, I need to shorten the rails and resize the panels.
SketchUcation Tools 2.6 introduces faster downloads, up to 4x, device syncing of plugins, new API for plugin devs and tons of bugfixes, tweaks and improvements.
Google SketchUp for Interiors: A conceptual guide for modeling i write by very good author that named Paul Stefanik are free for download now, many version are offered, PDF version...
DRS Technologies has unveiled a series of digital building product models of its infrared camera technology through an Autodesk web application service.
This week, I am sharing about 3D design software that I recommend for those who want to get started with design and modeling for 3D printing.
The 3D design program updates its programming to Ruby 2.0, gearing up for building information modeling and faster to render shadows. And: The Make-version remains free of charge.
Students can now download OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.
3D printing is one of the most powerful new tools in the arsenal of many creatives, so it was only a matter of time before Adobe added support for it to Photoshop.
Create a complex roof in seconds - just select faces and edges; then run Instant Roof. Hip, gable, shed, dutch-gable, mansard, plantation, gambrel, open-trellis, combined, more...
This course is designed for HERS Raters or other energy professionals with equivalent experience with energy modeling. It has been specifically designed to help complete take-offs for quick from-plans rating data collection.
This tip from David Edward Gaskill illustrates how to create simple 3D objects in Autodesk Inventor without starting with a sketch plane and a 2D sketch.
Bluebeam Software, leading developer of PDF-based markup, measurement and collaboration solutions for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), oil and gas, manufacturing and other technical professionals.
One artist is recreating a 100-year-old amusement park with very new technology. Fred Kahl, a creative director and designer at New York media firm Funny Garbage, is using a very new technology to create a very old thing.
If you poke around SketchUp.com today, you’ll notice a few things are different. For one, a new version of SketchUp is available for download in ten languages.
When SketchUp was invented more than a dozen years ago, our team envisioned a tool which was simple to learn and simple to use, but powerful and capable of building complex models of all kinds of real world things.
Popular Renderer for Rhino Gets Major Overhaul Across the Board; Speed, Workflow, Lighting, and Material Improvements; Free for V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino Customers.
Trelligence, Inc. returned to Autodesk University 2013 with release update of Trelligence Affinity v8.1 functional design software. Trelligence demonstrated the full suite of Affinity 8 functionality throughout the expo at Booth 2003.
Concept3D has developed simuwatt® Solar to streamline commercial solar sales, design and permitting. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) partnered with concept3D to create simuwatt Solar.
When the New Media Consortium Horizon Project identified the technologies that were expected to have a major impact on STEM+ education in the next several years, its group of education experts around the world identified 3D printing.
Geospatial tech leader Esri released an updated version of its CityEngine modeling software that is used to generate three-dimensional designs for planning urban environments.
The technology that goes into laser hardware for surveying and three-dimensional (3D) modeling has traditionally been the plaything of architects, surveyors, and engineers.
Currently 3D printing isn't nearly as easy or as fun as it needs to be in order to catch on, but Formlabs is trying to change that. At CES 2014, the company released PreForm 1.0, an updated and simplified version.
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has made available the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. In addition, the company announced today the final release
Students at King High School will be taking part in a 3D modeling educational journey, using creativity and critical thinking skills to create an interactive learning environment based on a historic event.
e-on software, the leader in 3D Immersive Nature technologies, recently announced that Philadelphia University has joined the LumenRT Luminaries program and has adopted LumenRT as part of its core GeoDesign graduate program.
Last week we brought you a blog from Anna Marriott, a teacher at Chenderit School who acquired a Cube for their Design and Technology course at TCT Show 2013. She talked us through the difficulties of getting the printer through the various bits of red tape.
The undergraduates in my Introduction to Education course at MIT are conducting observations and writing blog posts about their experiences. I'm reposting here a post from Jennifer Liu, who has some insightful observations about a Google SketchUp
With the Tape Measure tool, you can create an infinite guide line in SketchUp that allows you to use the power of the Inference System to snap to. I use guides all the time in my model to help me model accurately.
Our friends at BrightmanTal have a great offer for our US members with $100 off the attendance fee for their Construction Documents Workshop for Architecture.
Artisan Organic Toolset - with powerful subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools, Artisan is ideal for creating: - Terrain and landscapes, Furniture, Characters...
Ed Wonsek is a full time digital artist who specialises in retail marketing for exclusive New York City cliental. As an accomplished SketchUp user, it wasn’t until he started using Shaderlight
The world’s most recognized event on sketchup is going to be held consecutively on 14th, 15th and 16th April, 2014 in Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, Colorado, USA.
e-on software, makers of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, announces the immediate availability of Plant Factory, its revolutionary new technology for creating and rendering high-quality 3D plants.
We’ve spent a lot of time watching students of all ages take to SketchUp. Fearlessly, they dive right in, texturing polygons until they’ve created imaginatively robust landscapes, or even autofolding simple geometric structures
Hey there. My name is Brandon, and this summer I interned at SketchUp. I attend the Colorado School of Mines and, as you might guess, I study computer science. Regardless of your major at Mines, all students are required to take a class on drafting.
Abvent has announced the launch of Artlantis 5, the latest version of the fastest, stand-alone 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers. Artlantis 5 combines the most advanced and efficient tools
RaySupreme v1.1 is a major upgrade to BrainDistrict's 3D software, and includes new technology (text-to-3D) that enables users to create 3D objects and scenes by typing text via their keyboards.
My name is Bert van't Veer and I am the lead developer of Yuzu, a software suite by Picard Innovations aimed at professionals in the field of measuring spaces and buildings. Part of this platform is an extensive SketchUp plugin
Creates Dog-Bone fillets on picked faces. Based a request for a milling tool plugin: SketchUcation Thread. Creates Dog-Bone fillets on the faces you click on.
Even the most tech savvy teachers face challenges when it comes to selecting and implementing the right tools to enhance instruction. One of the biggest: Engaging students in rigorous and relevant learning using tools
With the LeapMotion finally launching soon (hopefully), I thought it’d be fun to once again take a look at the current king of Google Earth controls — the 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator. It’s been nearly seven years since
Undergraduates worked on this 3D rendering of the Dartmouth campus throughout the Spring term. As one of seven winning teams they will travel to the Google headquarters in California. A team of 13 Dartmouth
Sefaira Concept now fully supports SketchUp 2013. You can now upload SketchUp 2013 files directly to Concept, and use the Sefaira SketchUp Plugin with SketchUp 2013. Our customers can download the plugin
I might have found my next favorite tool. SketchUp Make, released last month, is 3D design software that you've probably heard of. If you're like me, you might have even tried it. Various versions of SketchUp
Land F/X is the leading landscape architectural add-on for AutoCAD. This plug-in allows anyone to create Planting or Site plans within SketchUp, accessing our vast content library. It also has tools to connect SketchUp
If you have a Google account, and if you're reading this on a computer you most likely do, you'll probably have used it to sign in to Gmail, or maybe YouTube, Google Maps or its burgeoning social network Google+.
Have you ever tried the ground level view on Google Earth? Google Earth - a virtual globe of stitched together sub-meter high resolution satellite photos of the Earth. This geographical information program also
Trimble introduced today integration of SketchUp file import and export capabilities in its Trimble Business Center office software.
Ruby is a programming language that anyone can use to write plugins (scripts) for SketchUp. Once installed, Ruby Scripts can add tools, simplify multi-step operations, and
Blue Marble Geographics (bluemarblegeo.com) has been selected to present on the COAST Tool at the 2013 MAPPS Summer Conference.
I will be attending Maker Faire in Detroit at the end of this month, I am really excited about it. I came across this neat interview of all the uses of Sketchup at Maker Faire.
There among the AEC software giants whose towering booths are metaphors for the huge buildings they will help create, was Aaron Dietzen in a 10'x10' space showing
Thea Render v1.2 and it's new GPU plugin Thea Presto were finally released late last week. This update to Thea Render is the most comprehensive to date with the whole
Trimble introduced SketchUp 2013, the latest version of the popular 3D modeling platform used by millions around the world, including architects, engineers, building and design professionals and members of the fast-growing maker community.
The next industrial revolution already has a name - 3D printing. 3D printing is affecting how products are created and consumed. In order to work, this technology needs professional-level 3D models
Like any trade, once you learn the ropes of 3D modeling and do it enough, it becomes second nature. Certain college programs even dare to think they can teach it to you in just a semester or two.
Now this is no ordinary plug in. This Plug in is called PlusSpec. PlusSpec will draw walls, add windows, add rooves, add textures, add framework, internal linings and do an estimate on the materials with one click.
After a very long break in contests, we are back with the new one. I was working hard to make this one happen, and I am sure you will be as excited about it as I am :)
3D modeling is an essential part of being a Maker or Modder in today's world. We use it for everything from mocking up projects, to designing objects that our 3D printers will make into physibles.
Squares, triangles, right angles and straight lines are each concepts of geometry. They also happen to be basic architectural concepts incorporated into houses, schools and other buildings.
SketchUP is a 3D modeling program used by millions of people worldwide. Sketchup allows you to design and build basically anything imaginable.
This work presents Sketch2Scene, a framework that automatically turns a freehand sketch drawing inferring multiple scene objects to semantically valid, well arranged scenes of 3D models.
SketchUp Maker Faire checklist: SketchUp design, Engineering toolbox plugin, Cutlist plugin, Lumber cutlist, Miter saw, 18-bolt cordless drill, Gorilla glue, Safety glasses and Band-aids.
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of LumenRT 4.1 Studio! LumenRT 4.1 Studio adds extended capabilities for large MicroStation models and Revit export.
However you design – on paper or on screen, through collage or any combination of these – depicting your intentions as an architect is often about more than communicating information.
A Practical SketchUp Training Course That Teaches Real World Skills. In this project-based Learning SketchUp video tutorial series, you'll quickly have relevant skills for real-world applications.
Beginner’s SketchUp Webinar:This is a beginner’s webinar in Trimble SketchUp. No prior experience with SketchUp is needed, but the student must be able to download and install SketchUp and be familiar with a computer.
On Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th of May, the SketchUp Pro Super Modelers will organize a special modeling party in Eindhoven. This event is sponsored by Design8.
The CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards are the largest awards event for the architectural visualization industry.
Trimble announced today that it has acquired assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc. (Vico) of Boulder, Colorado, a recognized leader in 5D virtual construction software and consulting services.
We're gearing up for Summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and now it's time to start thinking about your summer activities.
An extremely cool, new plugin (albeit still in beta phase) has been released by Renderiza (Rafael Rivera) lately. Canvas can Interactively paint groups and components in spray type manner.
Fredo6 on the Sketchucation Forum has created a new terrain maker called TopoShaper. It will take your grouped contours and create a terrain surface from them.
Daniel and Ambit-3D create virtual 3 dimensional site plan models for architects, landscape architects and developers working in both the private and public sector.
PixPlant 2 is a smart 3D texturing tool that creates high quality normal, displacement, specular maps and seamless textures from plain photos.
The new DAVID-SLS-1 scanner employs the innovative Structured Light technology, which allows precise 3D scanning in a matter of seconds. The scanner is mobile and can be placed easily in front of the surface to be scanned.
SuSolid is a fusion of 4 plugins related to Solid entities of Google SketchUp: Solid Check Plugin that shows you all the causes that makes your model a non solid.
For those of you who work in Sketchup and are new to rendering, or are confused by all the different rendering software packages available, a new book is coming out March 25 that will help.
eDrawings for Google SketchUp provides an innovative way to share your designs. You can publish your SketchUp models to eDrawings files that can packed into a self-executable (.exe).
Freemium 3DTIN is an online 3D modeling tool that allows users to render designs as intricate as the Taj Mahal or playful as Super Mario. The feature set more closely mirrors Google SketchUp than the costlier AutoCAD (or SketchUp Pro) but designs can be exported in a variety of formats if another modeling tool is required.
A DECENT COMPUTER Even though software programs like Blender, Google SketchUp, TinkerCAD, and the like are free, they still utilize 3D graphics, for obvious reasons, and unless you have a decent processor and graphics card, you're going to get frustrated in a hurry.
Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. this week introduced its "Learning SketchUp Tutorial," a course designed to assist beginners and experienced users to maximize the capabilities of the user-friendly 3D modeling program. SketchUp is a 3D modeling program with a wide range of applications in architecture, civil and mechanical engineering
We have been using sketchup more and more often, we we always feel there is a lack of proper tools, especially where freeform design is concerned. This is true even for the pro version. Luckily, Sketchup is open source in that in allows ruby script by unapproved 3rd parties to be added onto the software.
Before I homeschooled I worked as a mechanical engineer. 3D modeling is a way engineers and others in technical fields explore new concepts, design products and provide instructions for manufactures. New parts are modeled in three dimensions by first sketching them in two dimensions and then giving them depth.
Three-dimensional models are constituent if you're in the pattern tract. Google SketchUp gives you the noesis to easily make your own 3D models. With an easy-to-use program and a beamy path of Ameliorate features, it's the perfect agency for tyro and middle designers like.
Yash Birla Group company Mansycom Consultants today said it had partnered with Google to market and distribute the search engine giant's premium 3-dimensional modeling software package 'Google SketchUp Pro' in India.
We’re never surprised to hear that SketchUp is being used in ways we didn’t expect, but we were particularly impressed when we came across this article about SketchUp’s knack for reconstructing crime scenes. We wanted to learn a bit more about how 3D plays into crime scene reconstruction.
Traditionally, thermal simulation packages or energy models assess compliance at the end of the design process. Booth Hansen selected Sefaira Concept to rapidly analyze and evaluate “what-if” options from the earliest design stages, to provide its clients with relative energy savings of many sustainable design strategies.
This January, Public Digital Humanities for Lunch (PDH4L) gives users a free tour of 3-D modeling software. Cory Taylor kicks off this year’s PDH4L series with “(Re)creating the World: Modeling for Google Earth with Trimble SketchUp."
With the fast growing popularity of 3D Prototyping, a lot of 3D modeling tools and software have been developed in recent years. 3D modeling software plays a crucial role in creating 3D prototypes, as it is only with the use of the right 3D modeling tool that someone can design a perfect prototype.
Users of Shaderlight can now render faster and more efficiently, thanks to the release of version 2.4 of the leading interactive and intuitive rendering plug-in to SketchUp.
The Urban Forests = Cleaner, Cooler Air video, one of five new animations from ASLA, explains the importance of trees in urban areas to mitigate the heat island effect. All the videos are geared to the general public and give a basic understanding of sustainable practices of landscape architects.
The University of Utah's iSTAR educational program focuses on children with autism; specifically teaching them how to use computers for 3-D modeling. The university held a demonstration for parents and teachers Thursday to show how SketchUp, a free downloadable design program, could help children at home and in the classroom.
PolicyPak Software, a leader in desktop management and Group Policy, recently released a management Pak for Google Sketchup. PolicyPak can deliver settings using Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy, Microsoft SCCM, Dell KACE, or any other management tool.
Landon Blake will be giving a talk entitled “Create a Land Subdivision Concept 3D Model in Trimble SketchUp”. The talk will be given at the 52nd CSUF Geomatics Conference, in Clovis California.
In this course, author George Maestri explains how to model and render 3D objects and scenes using Google SketchUp 8. The course covers the fundamentals of the application, from navigating the user interface, manipulating objects, and building basic shapes
Back in March of 2011, when Wiley (a publisher of many books about SketchUp, including my own) asked me to review Alex Schreyer's proposal for a new title, I jumped at the chance. Alex's outline was mouth-wateringly full of promise; aimed squarely at architects and other designers
For three years, University of Utah researchers have been deploying a computer-based design program called SketchUp in workshops to teach and develop life skills for youth on the autism spectrum.
The 17-year-old high school student from Uxbridge is demonstrating a 3D model of the downtown core he built on his laptop using SketchUp, free 3D modeling software formerly owned by Google.
During the month of December, SB2 is offering Render[in] licenses to students and teachers for the low price of US$50.00 (SRP US$160.00). Render[in] is a fully-integrated, real-time radiosity engine developed for SketchUp Free and Pro users.
Balancing interior and exterior lighting in SketchUp is a challenge many 3D designers face. The question of how to do it recently popped up in our IRender nXt forum so we decided to cover it here.
Earlier last week the SketchUp team and Trimble hosted 3D Basecamp in Boulder, Colorado. For avid SketchUp users 3DBC is a great time to network with and learn from other SketchUp users.
SketchUp is a free 3D modeling tool that is quite often the very first exposure to 3D modeling for many people. But is it appropriate for producing 3D models for printing?
Component and Group instancing is another unique feature of Raylectron for Sketchup which allow you to duplicate any component or group without actually duplicating that group or component.
Back in May, we announced the winners of the 2012 Model Your Town Competition, Josetxo Perez Fernandez and Pedro Domecq Aguirre, who modeled the beautiful town of Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain.
Among the numerous exotic travel mementos on her navel and sucked on it, it wasn't in any way, be it funny back in 2003. You will be able to find a guy sitting down outside a stall.
With more than 30 million new users in just the past year, SketchUp continues to call on the expertise of longtime Truckee architect Nick Sonder.
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including Wisconsin.
SketchUp is an awesome program for creating 3D models and buildings. Whether you want to create a speed art video, or share some tips in a tutorial, screen recording SketchUp has never been as easy as it is now – thanks to Ezvid.
This is a simple Sick of Beige case 3D Model generating plugin for SketchUp. It allows you to generate a 3D model with just a few clicks
SimLab Soft has two products relevant to SketchUp users: SimLab 3D PDF Exporter for SketchUp and SimLab Composer (which also includes this feature). SimLab 3D PDF Exporter does what it says: exports a PDF file viewable in 3D - which you can also insert into a html page.
Spread3D 1.2 has been released! Many new features are available. Spread3D Plugin For SketchUp: store objects positions and orientations in SketchUp and replay the animation in Spread3D. Free plugin for SketchUp
Note that with the acquision of SketchUp by Trimble, many of these below links may soon be deprecated and changed. We will strive to keep everything on this page updated as much as possible.
Before I ever had access to, or knew what a 3D printer was I used sketchup for various reasons to build things, and while I know there are better programs to use to build 3D designs its simplicity mixed with my experience covered all of my possible 3D needs.
Creating a plan in LayOut is a snap. In this tutorial we will take a pre-formed model, apply a Section Cut and create a Plan Scene for display in LayOut.
Brainmeasures is a leading online certification and employment testing company which has helped millions of people achieve their goals by giving them the platform to showcase their knowledge and skills to prospective employers.
SketchUp, the free 3D modeling software is one of my favorite woodworking tools. It doesn’t cut joints or finish projects, but it helps me make sure the joints I cut are in the right places, and the experience building a project on the computer screen first makes valuable shop time more efficient and error free.
Next week sees some of the Shaderlight team returning to Colarado for the fourth ever SketchUp 3D Basecamp. The three day event attracts SketchUp fans from all over the world and is one that we wouldn't want to miss.
When the developers of Google Earth made it possible for anyone to send models of real buildings for its 3D world map, they probably had people like Steve Cline in mind.
Marcin Rybak is a Polish Designer and Architect with over 14 years of experience in this industry. In this interview he explains how LumenRT revolutionized his approach to Architecture, and helped him sell his designs faster and more effectively.
The program WalkAbout3D is an interesting software that acts as a real-time walk-through type of viewer for SketchUp and it comes with stereoscopic 3D support as well. The software offers you an intuitive and easy to use full-screen interface where you can explore projects made with SketchUp
Registration for SketchUp’s upcoming 3D Basecamp opened earlier this week. SketchUp’s own Aidan Chopra said Basecamp half-sold-out in the first two hours of registration. There are still a few dozen spots left, but he doesn’t expect them to last through the weekend.
The folks at SketchUp have just released a new maintenance release of SketchUp 8 today. It contains some bug fixes including one that appeared when Apple pushed an update for Safari. But the main thing you'll notice is a change in the icons.
Glance at the masthead of this blog and you'll know something's up. Our new graphic identity is only the most obvious of the changes we've made in SketchUp 8 M4. It's unusual for us to do four maintenance releases between major versions, but then, it's been a bit of an unusual year, hasn't it?
Tinkercad is a FREE, easy to use, web-based, 3D modeling application geared toward kids in K-12, but anyone can use it to make handy and fun objects that can be printed using a 3D printer.
This inexpensive triple monitor stand is a sturdy and attractive mounting solution for your desk. All you need are some basic carpentry skills to make your own version.
How to use SketchUp and IRender nXt to produce photorealistic renderings from 3D designs. Learn the work flow for creating a full set of interior and exterior, daytime and night-time renderings of 3D designs for client presentations.
SketchUp Pro is software for creating and presenting professional 3D models. Landscape Architecture firms use SketchUp Pro to quickly and effectively communicate 3D ideas and information, enhancing collaboration, reducing inefficiencies and solving design problems.
Food meets art at Del Monte's unique engagement initiative, interestingly called Sketchup contest. Through the activity, the processed food and beverages brand gives consumers a chance to discover the artist in them with the help of Del Monte's colourful and delicious range of sauces.
e-on software of Oregon, the makers of Vue series rendering software for digital nature, have announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 3 Review. LumenRT is a rendering plugin product for SketchUp and works on both Windows and Mac, in both the free and pro versions of SketchUp
When last we looked in on Washington-based builder Ron Paulk, he was on the verge of completing his kick-ass Mobile Woodshop. Contained inside a 1,000-cubic-foot box truck, Paulk's comprehensive design ingeniously incorporates every major power tool.
SketchUp played a key role in helping me design and develop the Street and Park Courses for X Games 17. I used SketchUp for the conceptual design process, structural engineering of the support structure, material estimation, construction documents, branding and to assist with field measurements and support.
SketchUp was a Google product until recently; it's now part of Trimble. Google's ownership, plus a free-to-use version of the application has made it popular with millions of people and, fortunately, there's still a free version.
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The Arts Council will hold a hands-on workshop using the SketchUp program for 3D modeling in October and November
SKETCHUP PLUGIN CONFERENCE will take place later this summer. It will take place in Madrid (Spain), on 5th, 6th and 7th September, 2012 at Hotel Confortel Pio XII.
There are plenty of design tools out there from SketchUp to Autodesk that can be used to create 3D-printable models. But none are really created from the ground up with additive manufacturing in mind.
Gehry Technologies introduces GTeam, a cloud-based, 3D modeling, file-sharing, and project collaboration platform that can run on any Web-enabled device.
It’s funny, my first reaction to the Trimble buys SketchUp news was that it was some kind of spoof, and I checked the link and site closely.
Big news for our SketchUp users: thanks to Alex Schreyer, we now have a plugin to export 3D models directly form SketchUp to Sketchfab.
Next Limit Technologies is delighted to announce the release of Maxwell Render Suite version 2.7.
Think 3-D design requires specialized software and an MFA? Think again.Tinkercad, the brainchild of former Google engineer Kai Backman, is making it something anyone can do.
Today, another big provider of BIM (building information modeling) software was acquired, driving home the importance of BIM at the jobsite for the construction industry. This morning.
Previous runs either did not work (chickens squeezed out and flew over) or were hideously ugly. I resolved to design a run that was both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Inspired by A-Frame cabins of the 60s Kelly and I came up with this idea:
We were surprised when non-CAD-vendor Google bought SketchUp, but then learned they wanted it to populate Map and Earth with 3D buildings, first as simple extrusions and then with bitmaps pasted on the sides. The problem was that it involved manual labour and so coverage was spotty.
According to his Architect Dad, Anthony Rigg, 4-year old Jed is no prodigy. He just really likes playing with blocks.
The tool behind these great models, of course, is Google SketchUp. SketchUp is an amazing (free!) software tool to allow you create 3D models, and you can view thousands of those models in the Google 3D Warehouse.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) Summer Technical Conference continued today with meetings of the Glass Safety Awareness Council and the IGMA Certification.
Kolbe's Folding Doors can accommodate up to eight panels on each side, which fold back against each other to create expansive openings that span up to 45 feet.
Sofia, Bulgaria, 29 May 2012 – In 2012 Chaos Group celebrates 10 years since the first release of V-Ray. Inspired by artists' imaginative creations and the need for faster and photorealistic rendering, in 2002 Vlado Koylazov and Peter Mitev launched V-Ray for 3ds Max. Ten years later the Chaos Group portfolio comprises a comprehensive set of rendering solutions for the visualization industry.
Shaderlight Cloud Rendering powered by Limitless Computing is a new innovation not yet launched but it's already wowing the architectural world.
Render[in] 2: New features
Import background image: With Render[in] 2, users can import a background image for scenes. This new function makes it possible to insert the model in its real site and thus, show it in its future environment.
RealFlow is a diverse product, suitable for both small and large-scale projects and their customers range from freelancers to some of the industry's largest post-production studios.
RealFlow Product Manager Gustavo Sanchez says:
RealFlow will be attending FMX (Europe's leading conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia) and will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 where they will be demonstrating some of the great new features which will be available in RealFlow 2013.
This will be the FIRST OFFICIAL technical preview of RealFlow 2013 which is already heralded as a MAJOR new release, due out this fall.
Please see below the latest news from ArtVPS announcing the launch today of ‘Shaderlight Cloud Rendering powered by Limitless Computing’. This is the first joint innovation for ArtVPS and Limitless Computing and is set to revolutionize rendering for SketchUp users – delivering the highest quality rendering in fast time and at low cost.
Next Limit is delighted to announce that the CGSociety has become a fully Certified RealFlow Course Provider and will be the first to offer Certified RealFlow courses online. Next Limit's new Certification Program for RealFlow has been designed to develop an even closer collaboration with RealFlow course providers, helping them inspire the designers and TDs of the future.
SketchUp just in the last month and its recent acquisition history of major buys like Tekla, the company has shown itself to be aggressive and opportunistic. Catching up with oil, chemical, and gas market manager Tim Lemmon and survey optics portfolio manager Todd Steiner at SPAR International, there was no shortage of topics to cover.
At the 2012 annual conference for FCSI The Americas April 19-21 in Kansas City, a panel presentation on building information modeling (BIM) (with brand names like Revit, SketchUp Pro and Autokitchen) brought up an interesting point: To BIM or not to BIM? That is the question.
With the 3D printing revolution officially under way, the problem remains of how to get actually get a digitized 3D representation of something. You could start from scratch, using something like Google Sketchup, but I'd be lying if I told you it's easy to create anything reasonably complex. Instead, it would be great if you could just take some pictures of a real life object, then somehow auto-magically transform that into a 3D model.
Imagine a world where pretty much any solid object you can think of could be turned into reality. Thanks to 3D printing technology, that world already exists and the possibilities are bounded only by imagination.
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You might be familiar with deviantART as that place you go to find awesome wallpapers or Team Fortress 2 fan art. It is, primarily, a community for artists and creative types—people who like to draw and paint and sketch. But in early 2010, the site's developers wanted to try something new.
In order to print an object from a 3D printer you need a 3D model file, generally an .STL file. Where can you find .STL files? Three places. You can make one yourself, using 3D modeling software like AutoCAD or Google Sketchup. You can scan an object in the real
Oscar M. Castaneda has joined the Wausau-based architectural and engineering firm Becher Hoppe as Civil AutoCAD designer and drafter. Castaneda is experienced in civil engineering, architectural design and construction management. In addition, he is well-versed in ISO 9001, ResCheck 4.4.1, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, SketchUp and MS Project software programs.
Google has decided that the 3D modelling business is non-core and has sold its SketchUp tool to spatial specialist Trimble. SketchUp was a free download and offers users the chance to make 3D models of just about anything, either by building them from scratch
Trimble Navigation Ltd said its proposed acquisition of Google Inc's 3D modeling software SketchUp will add more depth to its product offering, likely bumping up its 2013 revenue.
BOULDER, Colo. and CAMBRIDGE, England, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Limitless Computing Inc.®, a leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality, and ArtVPS, a pioneering developer of Shaderlight, the 3D rendering software
On April 26, 2012, Trimble announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SketchUp® from Google. SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling tools in the world.
I love hearing about how companies are using SketchUp in their work more and more often, andAlexander James International is a great example of that. Recently featured in the Google SketchUp Blog, AJI is an interior design firm that specializes in hotels and leisure.
Limitless Computing Inc.®, a leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality, today announced that its SightSpace mobile application for Google SketchUp™ is now available for Kindle Fire users through the Amazon.com Appstore for Android at a list price of $14.99.
Google has updated its Google Maps application with more detailed 3D models of major landmarks across the world.
There’s no question that creating buildings requires creativity, but ask professionals where they draw the line between art and architecture, and the answers are as mixed as the mediums.
DynaSCAPE Software, a provider of technology solutions to the landscape industry, is the latest company to become an official reseller of the rendering plug-in to Google SketchUp, Shaderlight.
SpaceClaim ( www.spaceclaim.com ), the leader in easy and accessible 3D CAD for engineering, mechanical design, and manufacturing, announced today the immediate availability of SpaceClaim Engineer 2012.
Designing a solar house, building a structure to withstand an earthquake or building a dragster are not commonly what most people think middle-schoolers learn.
Armilla LEGA X. This project is a recreation of the home base of "Ala 78" pilots of Spanish Air Force Helicopter Pilot School Base located at Armilla, Granada (Andalucia, Spain).
At the end of last week I slipped on a wet floor, did a wild, balletic (or so I thought) attempt to recover, and wrenched my knee and leg.
The Basque City of Getaria was one of five cities worldwide selected for The Google Model Your Town Competition, a contest in which contestants use a program called Google SketchUp to create images of their cities and submit them to Google for consideration.
Integrated Design Group, an architectural, engineering and planning firm focused on data center design, announced today that it has added eleven members to its Boston and Dallas offices. New employees join the architectural, engineering, and project management groups.
An Evansville native spent more than a year making a digital replica of his hometown for nothing but pride. Now, Randall Crane, 47, is looking for help so his work wins $25,000 prize for local schools from Google Inc., and win the Internet search engine’s “Model Your Town” contest.